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Clara M Weiss (1917 - 2011)

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Clara M Weiss
1917 - 2011
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March 20, 1917
Death
July 3, 2011
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Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801
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Clara M Weiss was born on March 20, 1917. She died on July 3, 2011 at 94 years old. We know that Clara M Weiss had been residing in Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Clara M Weiss passed away on July 3, 2011 at 94 years old. She was born on March 20, 1917. We are unaware of information about Clara's family or relationships. We know that Clara M Weiss had been residing in Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801.
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In 1917, in the year that Clara M Weiss was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1928, when she was just 11 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, by the time she was 17 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1943, by the time she was 26 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1994, when she was 77 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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